Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

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Apply to the 2019 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
The deadline to apply is May 21. Apply today.

Before You Apply
Read the 2019 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 614 KB)

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As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs.

In exchange, you must work at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses—a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)—upon graduation.

Are you eligible for a scholarship?

Review the following Nurse Corps Scholarship Program requirements to find out.

You are:

  • a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident;
  • enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.;
  • beginning classes no later than September 30;
  • free from any federal judgment liens;
  • free from an existing service commitment;
  • not overdue on a federal debt.

We give funding preference depending on your financial need.

Why should you apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program?

Too many Americans—particularly in underserved areas—go without checkups, preventive screenings, vaccines, and other care, simply because there are not enough health care professionals to provide care and treatment in their communities.

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program enables you to fulfill your passion to care for underserved people in some of the neediest communities across the country.

If awarded, you will receive financial support, including:

  • tuition;
  • eligible fees;
  • annual payment for other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms; and
  • a monthly stipend ($1,383 for the 2019-2020 academic year).

How do you apply?

First: Read the annually updated Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 614 KB).

Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the Nurse Corps contract, which outlines the requirement for fulfilling your minimum two years of service at an eligible CSF.

Second: Submit your application on the Nurse Corps Program Portal.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2019

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